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Special School Senior Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Stone Bay School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-7058-161S
  • Posted:27/11/2023
  • Pay:KR5 + SEN (£22595 & £1422.52)FTE
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:05/01/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are excited to announce we need additional excellent staff to join our friendly team.

Do you have experience or a passion to work with children with special educational needs?

Do you want to make a difference?

Are you an existing TA / learning support assistant looking for an extra challenge?

Experience of working with pupils with SEN would be an advantage but not essential.

Salary: Kent Range 5 plus SEN allowance

Hours: 37.00 per week 5 days a week  8.50-5pm Mon,Weds & Thurs, Tues 8.55-5pm, 8.50-3.45pm Fri

(Optional 32.5hours per week)

Contract type: Permanent, Term Time only

Reporting to: Class teacher

Responsible for: Supporting TAs within your class team

Main purpose

To provide learning and care support for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). This will involve working with the teacher to plan and deliver activities and supporting pupils with routines, transitions and behaviour management.

Now is an exciting time to join our fabulous school as we expand in order to meet the growing demand for specialist ASD special school places in Thanet.  We specialise in providing both day and residential education for pupils aged 4 to 19 years who have a diagnosis of ASD and complex learning needs. 

Are you:

  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Passionate, fun and creative and prepared to go that extra mile
  • Able to establish supportive, caring and secure relationships with children, promoting respect, self-esteem and a positive, inclusive whole school ethos;
  • Adaptable with a can-do attitude;
  • Great at working in a team with initiative to work independently to support children in achieving their best;

We are the school for you because:

  • Our school values in  “getting it right for our children”
  • Everyday will be different and highly rewarding
  • It is a privilege to watch our children grow and develop

 We can offer you:

  • A highly motivated and dedicated team of teaching and support staff embracing school improvement.
  • Opportunities for professional development and to gain new skills
  • A caring and supportive leadership team who lead with passion and kindness
  • A benefits support package through KCC
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Opportunity to gain NVQ level 3 qualifications
  • Opportunity to train and deliver specialist SEND approaches / therapy


The closing date for applications is Noon on 5th January 2024

Interviews TBC

 Stone Bay School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants will be subject to recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasize the school’s commitment to the safeguarding of its pupils and staff.  Posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, two satisfactory references, an adequate pre-employment health check and verification of the right to work in the UK.


Kent County Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the school

We specialise in providing day and residential education for pupils aged 4 to 19 years who have a diagnosis of Autism. We believe that all our pupils are entitled to the very best possible education delivered in an environment that is both safe and conducive to learning. We work tirelessly to ensure we get this just right for all our pupils. Our unique school is situated on Stone Bay in the seaside town of Broadstairs in a beautiful Victorian building which benefits from stunning views over the English Channel. The local coastal environment provides many unique and enjoyable learning opportunities for our pupils. At Stone Bay School every staff member plays an important role in ensuring our children have the opportunities to achieve their full potential. Do you have what it takes? Are you kind and caring, do you have a positive attitude, are you keen to learn and develop, are you a team player and do you want to work in a community that embraces diversity and inclusion?

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01843) 866652


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.